Public Engagement

Liberal Arts (BA/BS)

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    Are you ready to get your bachelor's degree? Finish college in The New School's Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students. Our undergraduate Liberal Arts program offers you the opportunity to design your own course of study in a rich and challenging academic environment.

    Students enter our program with a wide range of academic and life experience. Many transfer directly from a community college, four-year college, or conservatory. Often they are returning to school after a break in their education. Some began working right out of high school and have never attended college.

    Liberal Arts Degree Options

    Your choice will depend on your prior education and the areas of study that interest you at The New School.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (at least 90 of 120 credits for courses designated Liberal Arts)
    • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts (at least 60 but fewer than 90 credits for courses designated Liberal Arts)

    The New School Advantage

    The Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students will work with you to tailor an academic program to your background and goals.

    Special Academic Programs for Liberal Arts Majors

    • Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy, a sequence of creative writing workshops and seminars for gifted writers (comes with tuition assistance)
    • Food Studies Program: Our mobility agreement with the International Culinary Center (ICC) enables our students to apply and enroll in one or more of the culinary or pastry professional training programs of the ICC in New York City or California. In addition, The New School has an arrangement with the ICC by which ICC students admitted to an undergraduate program of the Schools of Public Engagement can receive transfer credits for their ICC studies.
    • Certificates in Film Production, Screenwriting, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages can be earned concurrently with the bachelor's degree by careful choice of electives.

    Other Degree Options in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students

    BA in Environmental Studies, BA in Global Studies, BA in Psychology, BA in Urban Studies (students must enter the Liberal Arts program before declaring one of these majors); and BFA in Musical Theater (for graduates of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy Integrated Program only)

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